Today’s recipe is one of my favorites — gluten-free, refined sugar-free Lil Debbie Brownies.

Growing up, I loved these brownies. My mom and dad refused to buy them so I would barter them at lunch. I’m not sure why people would trade a brownie for veggies or crackers, but they did every once in a while.

gluten-free, sugar-free Lil Debbie brownies.

It’s been years since I had one of these. Possibly since middle school actually, but a few weeks ago, while at a gas station I saw them on a shelf and decided I wanted to make them.

So instead of loading up on the sugar, these brownies are gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, yet taste even better than the originals.

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free Lil Debbie Brownies

almost too good to be true.


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 avocado

Chocolate Topping

  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles or m&ms


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Add wet ingredients for the base together and dry ingredients in another bowl.Make sure to completely mash the avocado first, or to use a mixer.

  3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet.

  4. Bake in a 8×8 pan for 15 minutes.

  5. While it is baking, heat the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl until softened.

  6. Once the brownies are cooled, pour the chocolate mixture on top, topping with either sprinkles or m&ms.

  7. Let cool then cut and enjoy!

This recipe is not only gluten-free and refined sugar-free, but it is made with my favorite ingredient – avocado. It makes the brownies extra moist, all while adding some awesome monounsaturated fats.

If you just want to make plain brownies you can make this recipe without the topping, or find my OG avocado brownie recipe here.

I also use these sprinkles from Whole Foods in case you were wondering!

What are you up to this weekend? If you are looking for something to do – try these gluten-free, sugar-free Lil Debbie brownies. I promise they will not disappoint! As always, let me know if you make them by tagging me on Instagram, or sending me a message.

xx Linds

P.S. If you are looking for something else to bake, and a little more fruity, check out my cashew butter raspberry jam cookies!